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gdfallon

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About gdfallon

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    Hermit Crab

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    United States
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D800
  • Camera Housing
    Subal
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-D1
  1. The trips costs about $2,800 which includes the boat and hotel. The hotel provides a continental breakfast and the boat has sandwiches for lunch. For dinner we went out as a group to a different restaurant each night and got separate checks. We met each morning in the breakfast room so we could depart early and have the whale sharks to ourselves for 1 - 1.5 hours before the other boats arrived and then we stayed later, till about 1 or 2 PM. The tour leader, Adam Hanlon, rented two golf carts, which is how one gets around on Isla Mujeres, and that’s how we got to the boat in the morning and dinner at night. It was a bucket list trip for me too and I had a great time.
  2. The week of August 4 - 10, 2019 I had a marvelous experience with Adam Hanlon and four other divers photographing whale sharks in Isla Mujeres. This was a single species trip and, by local regulations and traditions, it was snorkel only. The water is warm so only a dive skin was needed. See photos attached.
  3. I have the same problem with my D800 in the Subal housing. The buttons work fine on the surface, although a tiny bit hard to push. On my last dive at about 50 feet the multi-selector at the 3 o'clock position did not work. Glad to hear that Backscatter fixed it and I'll send my housing back to them.
  4. Just returned from Bonaire where a fellow on the boat had the Backscatter system. According to him the vacuum caused a problem with his camera in that not all the buttons worked. His theory is that the vacuum caused the buttons in the camera to get sucked in a little bit which meant they did not meet up properly with the housing controls. Any comments on this?
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